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Photon Energy is developing a 316 MW PV power plant in Australia

The 590-ha-project is currently undergoing several studies and procedures. Yet it is not clear when construction of the power plant will begin nor whether Photon Energy oversees installation of the panels.

Austria´s new PV installations reaches 156 MW in 2016

A small increase of 2.6 % was recorded in the Central European country last year. The Austrian Photovoltaic Association is still calling for an adjustment of the state´s Green Electricity Act to unleash the limited PV extension.

NASA tests new roll-out solar array in space

The space agency has successfully deployed its new roll out solar array in space for testing. The new panels are lighter and more flexible than the standard folded arrays on older satellites.

Quality Roundtable: Rain in the box

Quality issues: A solar power plant investor finds out that neither the warranty of the EPC, nor the warranty of the module manufacturer, was adequate. It would be good to clarify in advance what should happen in the event of a serial defect, and how the term “serial defect” should be defined at all.

India: Premier Solar establishes 200 MW solar module manufacturing facility

The Indian manufacturer is reported to have completed a fully automatic solar module manufacturing plant in Sangareddy district of the Indian state of Telangana.

Mexico’s PV capacity reached 389 MW at the end of 2016

The newly installed PV power for 2016 was approximately 219 MW, according to new data released by the government.

Greece’s PV restart: Hellenic Petroleum secures financing for at least 8.6 MW

Greece’s Hellenic Petroleum has secured financing to develop 190 MW of combined solar PV and wind power capacity in Greece. The company was awarded 8.6 MW of PV capacity in Greece’s inaugural renewable energy tender in December 2016.

ABB bags 102 MW inverter order from Jordan

The company’s devices will be used for the Mafraq I and Mafraq II projects, which are being developed by Fotowatio.

Two more 2 MW PV project proposals submitted to Albanian authorities

Overall, 11 similar proposals for PV and hydropower projects of up to 2 MW have been filed to date by the Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry.

Open letter for preservation of EU solar industry receives further support

More than 100 research centers, associations and companies have signed the letter.

GCL to supply modules to IBC Solar

German based PV systems provider IBC Solar has announced a partnership deal with solar manufacturing giant GCL System Integration Technology. The first modules supplied by GCL are expected to be delivered in September.

Canada’s Nova Scotia gets residential solar PV investment fund

With the primary purpose of financing residential PV in Canada’s province of Nova Scotia, the Solar Community Economic Development Investment Fund (CEDIF), dubbed Solar Scotia Energy, has recently met its minimum funding needed to start and to date has raised nearly one million dollars.

Spanish government provides auction’s official numbers: allocated solar capacity reaches 3.9 GW

Around 3,909 MW of solar was assigned in yesterday’s auction. This is 400 MW more than what Spanish solar association UNEF had estimated in its provisional forecast.

Judge approves SunEdison final disposition plan

More than a year after the world’s largest renewable energy developer went under, Judge Stuart Bernstein has approved a deal that will allow it to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings over the objections of shareholders and two investors.